Thai Style Carrot and Cucumber Salad

Thai Style Carrot and Cucumber Salad

The past two weeks have been pretty big around our house. The kids are back in school, with my youngest starting Kindergarten.

Natalie Browne Thank you! If you do, let me know what you think.
Natalie Browne Thanks, Lily. It's amazing how the days have filled up even without the little ones around all day, lol.
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Pineapple Coconut Cream Pie

Pineapple Coconut Cream Pie

It all started with a simple text message: “Hey Dad, what do you want for your birthday dinner on Tuesday?” I was actually wondering what he wanted for dinner, but the reply I got related

Ai @Ai made it for you Beautiful! I'm a sucker for anything coconut. While I'm looking forward to fall and winter, part of me is missing the tropical flavors of coconut and pineapple and mango. I don't make pies often either, but I think I might have to make a big batch of pie crust and keep it in the freezer for all the pumpkin and sweet potato pies coming up :)
Natalie Browne Thanks Angie! I've never been huge on coconut cream pie, but I was really delighted with how this turned out. I'm looking forward to co-hosting this weekend!
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Puttanesca

Spaghetti Puttanesca with Halibut and Grilled Lemons

Have you ever wondered about the history of your favourite dishes and what kind of stories they might have behind them. I do. ALL THE TIME.

Kunstkitchen This is a recipe that incorporates foods that I really enjoy eating. Thanks for the story behind this too. Fascinating = food and amore!
Natalie Browne Thanks, Gloria! It's hard to have pasta without opening a bottle of wine, lol. I agree, though, puttanesca is a perfect wine and pasta meal
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Pistachio Topped Salmon

Pistachio Topped Salmon with Maple and Orange

Salmon is a weekly staple at our house.

Marla HI Natalie, Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your post as one of features for this weeks Real Food Fridays blog hop that goes live every Thursday @ 7 pm EST. Thank you sharing your information and being part of Real Food Fridays mission to help make this a healthier world.
Marla Hi Natalie, Wow this gives a whole new meaning to plain salmon although I do love salmon. Sounds so tasty and I can only imagine how crunchy the pistachos makes the topping and how moist the salmon must be. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned
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BBQ Off The Bypass

BBQ Off the Bypass and the Great BC Bakeoff

The 11th annual BBQ Off the Bypass, presented by C&D Logistics in partnership with Johnston’s and Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store returns to Langley on September 11th along with the Great B

BOTB in the Media: We couldn’t do this without you! | BBQ Off the Bypass […] Kitchen Uncorked: http://kitchenuncorked.com/2016/08/11/bbq-off-bypass-great-bc-bakeoff/ […]
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Blueberry Lemon Loaf

Blueberry Lemon Bread

Have I ever mentioned how much I love the summer and the abundance of local, delicious produce it brings to the market? I really love all the seasons and the change it brings, but summer is my absolut

Julie This looks amazing Natalie! I love blueberries and lemon together and then there is my first love, bread!
Angie | Fiesta Friday Did you know I have 4 blueberry bushes in my backyard, and didn't get a single berry?! Freaking birds!! And I love, love blueberries! Thankfully there's a blueberry farm around here. The bread sounds great, Natalie. And that mint glaze, too 😋
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BeerBQ Giveaway

Win tickets to BC Hop Co’s BeerBQ

Following the tremendous success of last year’s inaugural BC Hop Fest, the great people at BC Hop Co are back again to celebrate local, fresh beer. This time with another summer staple, BBQ.

Thai Coconut Curry Mussels

Thai Coconut Curry Mussels

So, it turns out that my 5 year old really likes mussels, like, A LOT. This is a fairly new thing for her.

Natalie Browne Thanks, Liz!
Natalie Browne Haha! When I saw your post a couple weeks back, I had a hard time getting it out of my head, so a seafood feast seemed like the perfect opportunity to make some of my own. I've been very lucky to have kids that are big seafood (and, really, all food) eaters.
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Blueberry Cardamom Pancakes

Blueberry Cardamom Pancakes with Lemon Whip

Phew! It feels good to be back. I can’t believe it’s been over a month since my last post. Here’s the deal, we’ve been in the process of moving.

Natalie Browne Wow! Thank you so much, Marla. Have a great week!
Marla HI Natalie, Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your posts as one of my features for this weeks Real Food Fridays blog hop that goes live every Thursday @ 7pm EST. Thank you for being part of Real Food Fridays and sharing your valuable information. Have a healthy happy & blessed week!
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Gillespies Fine Spirits

Cocktail Making with Gillespies Fine Spirits

In the past few years craft breweries have been getting a lot of attention.

Natalie Browne I suppose it's not much different than blending flavours together when cooking, but I found it fascinating to watch and, ultimately, taste the creations.
Natalie Browne They really did make some fine cocktails at the tasting :) We've had a huge craft beer boom in the last few years, and it's still going strong. The growth of the distilleries is still a bit new for us, but as more and more people become aware of the amazing products being made so close to home, I think it'll only continue. That distillery tour sounds awesome!
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